TED: Angela Wang

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED@BCG that took place on October 4 in Milan (Italy), under the general title of Break the mold. When I saw this talk on TED.com I knew I had to watch it. After all, just a few weeks ago I wrote about the huge growth of e-commerce […]

TED: Paul Rulkens

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2014 TEDxMaastricht that took place on October 13 in Maastricht (the Netherlands), under the general title of Possible. When it comes to high performance, the majority is always wrong. If the majority would be right, Lady Gaga/Lionel Messi/Brad Pitt (take your pick) would have been installed as world […]


For quite a few years we have been told that we were living in an Information Society, the successor to the Industrial Society. But that doesn’t sound too accurate, or does it? The successor to the industrial society would be the post-industrial society, one where most people do immaterial labor -that is, where most of the […]

universal healthcare

A few weeks ago I underwent a (scheduled) procedure to treat a heart condition that kept me in hospital for two nights: the night before the procedure (so as to have a final test done the evening before) and the night after the procedure (so as to keep me under observation for a few hours). […]


As a minimalist, it is only natural that I be more interested in Giving Tuesday than in Black Friday or Cyber Monday. But I am only human, so when there is something that I do want/need to purchase I like to save a buck like every other person -and thus keep track of deals and […]

bike sharing

When I wrote about the sharing economy a few weeks ago, I focused on two main aspects: the benefits and controversies surrounding this new economic model the difference between the sharing economy and sharing the economy, that is, between the companies that benefit from it (I specifically mentioned Airbnb and Uber) and the communities that […]

TED: Jacob Morgan

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDxAcademy that took place on September 30 in Athens (Greece), under the general title of Our Best Self. After graduating from college with honors and a dual Bachelors degree in economics and psychology, Jacob Morgan was excited to join the corporate world. He had dreams of one […]


You get up early in the morning, shower, fix some breakfast and set off for another busy day. You live in the city, so your daily commute is a combination of some walking and mass transit (healthy and ecological). On the way to work you get your daily dose of caffeine and arrive at the […]

listen more

Good ol’ Diogenes Laërtius said several hundred years before Christ that We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may listen more and talk less.” But listening doesn’t come easy: most of us hurry to finish other people’s sentences (if we think they speak too slowly), or assume what it is […]

TED: Adam Alter

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED Conference that took place on April 24-28 in Vancouver, BC (Canada), under the general title of The Future You. Adam Alter’s talk was featured on the screen of TEDxMadrid this year (2017), but I had already watched it online -even if by accident. It is one […]